Windsor Rotary Club is launching a new local project in collaboration
with the Little Free Library project.
The Windsor Rotary Club is building and installing little Free libraries around Windsor and Severance. The first one has been installed at the corner of Cobble court and Water Valley Parkway.
HERE IS HOW IT WORKS:
Visit at any time!
Just like a regular library, you can borrow books and return
them when you are done, so they can be enjoyed by others.
The Rotary Club of Windsor is focused on the young readers
although readers of all ages are welcome.
We encourage parents to bring children to the Little Free
Library with a book/books to share. If you don’t have one right
now, we understand. Please help us keep the library stocked.
Little Free Libraries are a global phenomenon. The small, front-yard book exchanges number more than 100,000 around the world in over 100 countries — from Italy to Brazil to Japan. Now, a new multiple Little Free Libraries around Windsor and Severance will join the movement to share books, bring people together and create communities of readers. You can find more locations on their webpage.
One of the causes that Rotary International supports is local education.
“Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.”
There is lots of research that demonstrates the positive health aspects of reading. Reading at home boosts school performance later on. It also increases vocabulary, raises self-esteem, builds good communication skills, and strengthens the prediction engine that is the human brain. Researchers have found that students who read books regularly, beginning at a young age, gradually develop large vocabularies. Vocabulary size can influence many areas of your life, from scores on standardized tests to college admissions and job opportunities. We hope that these Little Free Libraries will bring a little more joy, a little more connection, and a whole lot more book to our community.
How you can get involved.
Get out and find a book to read!
The Rotary Club of Windsor had the annual year in review/awards and passing of the gavel this past week. Our mighty little club has many accomplishments every year and continues to take on more. There are so many people that help make this club great, from Karen Trusler’s tireless efforts with RYLA, Interact and being the District Trainer to Ron Clark hosting events at his house, including our first ever Interact/RYLA social, and volunteering his wife to make Chili for the cook-off to Ann Kling arranging Chaperone’s for the dances and stepping in and handling the Grants for the Club to the committee that just pulled off the most profitable golf tournament in our 7 years of the event, and so many others.
Superheroes don’t just exist in comic books or movies. Our very own club had a superhero this year. He doesn’t leap tall buildings, nor does he scale them with spider webs or respond to bat signals. Certainly, our Rotary Superhero for was for sure Scott Bailey, he came to rescue with stepping up to be our club President for the year. He lives the Rotary model with the power to do good in the world and to make a difference in the lives of others.
The following is the wonderful write up from Scott as he announced the three service awards for the year.
The “Quiet Rotarian” award was designed to recognize a Rotarian whose diligent work epitomizes service to others without fanfare or desire for credit.
This person helps out the club in many capacities. She has always been willing to help whenever she can. She helped with interviewing Young RYLA candidates, always helps at the Health Fair, Served at the Chili Cook-off, she is also a master fish measurer and she is Secretary of our Club and has been for many years.
I am pleased to announce this year’s winner of the Quiet Rotarian for our Club, Charlotte Ryan.
Service Above Self
The “Service Above Self” award recognizes Rotarians who demonstrate Rotary’s motto of Service Above Self, by volunteering their time and talents to help others. This award is intended to recognize especially those who actively help others through Rotary.
This years Service Above Self winner has jumped in with both feet. He has been in club for just over a year, and embodies what is good about Rotary and has been a great example of what a Rotarian should be. He helped out with The Rockies event, the Harvest Festival, Halloween Outhouse, Health Fair, Golf Tournament and has spent an enormous amount of time on re-designing our Website and is the creator of our Neighborhood Connect Project.
I am pleased to announce that the Rotary Club of Windsor Service Above Self award recipients for 2018/19 is Joe Schroeder.
Rotarian of the Year
This award is designated for the one Rotarian in our club who clearly stands out in demonstrating "Service Above Self," and principled commitment to the Four-Way Test. This person is an outstanding club member who has made significant contributions to the mission and operation of our club, and to one or more avenues of Community or International Service.
The ‘Rotarian of the Year’ for the Rotary Club of Windsor is a memorial award named for Dr. Ardin Wright. Ardin exemplified everything that a Rotarian should be. He was a member of our Club for 11 years.
Being a member of a Rotary club does not make someone a Rotarian, it only makes them a member of a club. A Rotarian helps the club achieve its goals and acts with high ethical standards. A Rotarian also participates in the club’s projects, promotes the Club and is an ambassador for the Club.
The award this year could also be considered a lifetime achievement award as the winner has held just about every role in the club over the years including being President two times, Secretary many years and Membership Committee Chair forever. She has been responsible for coordinating the Health Fair for as longer than any of us have been in the club. She has been a very active member in our Club for almost 23 years.
It is with great pleasure that I present to you the 2018/2019 Rotary Club of Windsor, Rotarian of the Year Jody Niswender
We would like to take some time and recognize the Board, without them we would not have been able to accomplish everything we did this year. Past President-Ann Kling, Secretary-Charlotte Ryan, Treasurer-Chris Melson, President Elect-Mike Carey, Service Committee-Karen Trusler, Membership-Jody Niswender, Public Awareness-Joe Schroeder and President Elect Nominee-Robina McWilliams.
Finally to pass the gavel to the incoming President Dr. Mike Carry.
The Rotary Club of Windsor is proud to present the Seventh Annual Ardin Wright Memorial RYLA Golf Tournament benefitting the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.
Wednesday June 19th with Tee off at 12:00
The Rotary Club of Windsor sponsors more than 20 young men and women from Windsor High School and Windsor & Severance Middle Schools each year to participate in the RYLA & Young RYLA camps. All net proceeds from the Golf Tournament will be used to sponsor students at the camp.
RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is a life-changing leadership training program for young men and women where leadership skills and principles are learned, developed and enhanced in an atmosphere of trust and respect. The purpose of RYLA is to encourage and assist current and potential youth leaders in methods of responsible and effective leadership. The Senior RYLA is held at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado, and Young RYLA Conference is held at the Pondorosa Retreat & Conference Center in Larkspur, CO.
The golf tournament is in memory of Ardin Wright, he was an exceptional individual that has left a positive lasting impression on our community as well as our youth. He was a long-standing Rotary member, two time President of the Windsor club, as well as Assistant Governor for Dist 5440 spearheading several international initiatives. He was an awesome Rotarian, with a passion for many Rotary initiatives just some of them including, Paul Harris Fellowships, year-long student exchange program and of course RYLA. He also lead Aero Dentista, an orginazation that flew dentists to Baja California to to serve the poor. As a patriot, he served his country with the Air Force reserves. He was a humble man of great wisdom and humor who managed to stay a child at heart.
This event will be held at Pelican Lakes Golf Course in Windsor CO. The course has water, native wildlife, and an extremely challenging layout. There are over 300 surface acres of water at Pelican Lakes, most of it stemming from the Cache la Poudre River that snakes its way through the entire 7,264-yard course. The course claims to have the most shoreline of any golf course in the United States.
The day will feature:
- 18 Holes of Golf including cart
- $10,000 Hole-in-One Contest
- Two other Hole-in-one Contests
- Accurate and Long Drive Prizes
- Longest Putt Prize
- Four-Person Scramble Format
- Door Prizes
- Awards banquet with a great silent auction
You can read more details on our webpage here as well as registration for your 4-person team on our website for $125 per player
Where Your Health comes First
It’s time to own your health! Attend a 9 Health Fair this spring. Free life-saving, professional health screenings, ranging from vision, hearing and skin, to our popular Blood Chemistry screening, are available April 6th at Windsor Middle School from 7 am to 11:30 am.
Use the online registration to reduce your wait time and to receive secure electronic results available within two weeks of attendance. (No social security number or personal ID is required.) Volunteer medical professionals will call you within 72 hour if a critical health issue is discovered.
9 Health Fair celebrates 40 years of providing Coloradans access to important preventive health screenings and education. Over 2 million lives in Colorado have been impacted by 9 Health Fair over the years, from gaining valuable information about their health to life-saving interventions. As health care costs and confusion rise, 9 Health Fairs remains affordable, accessible and convenient. In addition, 9Health has added services and support, including education, digital tools and personalized health information to assist people year-round.
Windsor Rotary Club is committed to being a part of this state-wide 9 Health Fair event. We serve approximately 500 to 800 Windsor community members at the annual fair held each April. This involves the participation from everyone in the club and often the youth Interact club.
Low-cost health tests include Blood Chemistry Screening ($35), PSA Screening for men ($35), Blood Cell Count ($25), Vitamin D ($50), Hemoglobin A1C ($35), testosterone ($40) and the take-home Colon Cancer Screening kit ($30). This year, fasting is not required (optional) for any blood screening. Free blood work vouchers are available to those who need financial assistance.
Windsor’s 9 Health fair will offer a medical professional with whom you can discuss health-related questions. Dozens of other tests from pap smears and testing for Hepatitis C to sleep apnea and memory screenings are offered at certain sites. You can find a full list of screenings here.
For additional information about the impact 9 Health Fair has made in communities across Colorado. To find another fair near you or get more information, check out their website. You can also call 303-698-4455 or toll-free 800-332-3078.
(303) 698-4455 Local
(800) 332-3078 Toll Free
We’re proud to announce the launch of our new website.
Our new website has been developed to showcase our strengths and reflect our passions: providing a service to the communities of Windsor and Severance and our international projects.
What’s in the new website?
The new website boasts a clean design and intuitive and consistent site-wide navigation to help you find your way around with ease. We’ve introduced a range of new content to the website, including a clear message of who we are and our fantastic breadth of partnerships in the Windsor and Severance communities. It is also fully responsive with mobile devices, making it easy to navigate on a wide range of web browsers and devices.
What happens next?
We will continue to develop and improve the website, including pages on our fundraising and service projects, to provide you with all the information you need to join and collaborate with us.
We’re really proud of the new website and we hope you find it helpful.
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